Brazil’s soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will have to watch events in Major League Soccer ahead of the World Cup after a key team member opted to play there.
South Africa appointed Pitso Mosimane as its sixteenth soccer coach in 18 years following the resignation of former Brazilian World Cup winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira .
South Africa opens the soccer World Cup against Mexico today on a 12-match unbeaten streak that has raised local expectations ahead of a tournament that already pulled thousands of fans into the streets of Johannesburg.
The French soccer team must fight to regain the respect of fans and the public after ending a World Cup campaign marked by a squad mutiny and the failure to win a single match, players said.
South Africa dropped record goal- scorer and West Ham United striker Benni McCarthy from its 23- member team to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The vuvuzelas went quiet in South Africa last night.
Pitso Mosimane , the assistant coach to South Africa’s soccer team, known as Bafana Bafana, will replace Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira as the head coach of the national team, Sport24.com reported.
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, has returned as coach of the national soccer team.
South Africa and Mexico tied 1-1 in the opening World Cup game in Johannesburg.
South Africa, picked by bookmakers to be the first soccer World Cup host not to advance to the knockout round, is on an 11-match unbeaten run going into the event.
"The tournament's not yet finished."
- Carlos Alberto Parreira on Jun 17, 2010